From the link: "A ketogenic diet is high-fat, no-carb and some protein"deborahk wrote: Here's her take on the ketogenic diet:
I take issue with this. A keto diet has limited carb intake with adequate protein. The amount of carb intake that is ketogenic is very individual. Also once a person is "keto" or "fat" adapted, the carb intake that they can consume and still create ketones may be different than what it took to get them adapted to begin with.
I'm an example. I keto adapted in 2009 on a 20 g carb/day diet.
In March, did a 14 day diet diary with a gram scale:
Item Average Minimum Maximum
Energy (kcal) 2167.46 1800.55 2495.41
Carbs (g) 122.11 87.89 179.42
Fiber (g) 51.30 44.36 66.14
Protein (g) 52.04 34.61 69.84
Fat (g) 175.04 142.54 212
During this time, my ketones ranged from 0.7 to 2.0 mmol/L. This is a much higher level of carbs than most in the keto community think is required to be in nutritional ketosis. Part of this may be due to the fact that I also fast a lot. I fast 5 consecutive days out of every 14 and on eating days eat in a 2 hour window, fasting 22 hours.
On the other hand some people who are very metabolically compromised must stay with limited carb intake, again very individual.